Felix Schoeller Group
Investment of more than $100M in expanding capacities in North America by 2025
In the first step, a new silicone coater will be installed at the Pulaski, New York, site in mid-2023. This will enable the Felix Schoeller Group to supply the North American market with domestically produced siliconized papers and films. In doing so, the company is relying not only on solvent-free silicone technology, but adding solvent-based silicone technology to their portfolio – while utilising particularly energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technological solutions.
Expansion of paper machine capacityThe second step is the expansion of the paper machine capacity in Drummondville, Canada, from currently 32 000 tonnes to over 40 000 tonnes per year. This increase is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023. And finally, the specialty paper manufacturer plans to invest in the construction of a second paper machine for the North American market. The plan is to add up to 50 000 tonnes of capacity for the decor and release liner markets. During project planning, the location and details of the technical equipment will be determined. The total investment for the production of high-quality decor papers and release liners in the North American sites is expected to exceed 100 million US dollars.